Poetry & Dance: “Word Outleaps the World”: Readings and Dance
Thursday, December 13th, 6:00 PM
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Free with museum admission
Who rise from flesh to spirit know the fall:
The word outleaps the world, and light is all.
In a salute to the Art Institute of Chicago’s new galleries of ancient art, well-known local actors read passages from such authors as Homer, Plotinus, Sophocles, Seneca, and Virgil, while Hubbard Street dancers interpret images and ideas to
measure the impact of this great literature in
our own time.
Doors open 30 minutes before program start time; program will last approximately one hour.
Co-sponsored with Hubbard Street Dance and the Art Institute of Chicago
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show will explore his lesser-known landscapes.